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Filelight allows you to understand exactly where your diskspace is being used by graphically representating your filesystem as a set of concentric segmented-rings.

Useful Tips

  • Click on directories to center the view there
  • Click on files to launch the application associated with them
  • Middle click to open files/directories with your file browser
  • Increase the window size to see more detail
  • Hover over segments to find out more information
  • You can specify a directory to scan on startup from the command line like this: filelight /home/me/foobar

Bug Reporting

There are less bugs everyday! Please report bugs at


We hope you enjoy using Filelight!

Martin Sandsmark

Max Howell